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About The Keeper of Lost Art

During World War II, Stella makes an unbreakable connection with a boy sheltering in her family’s Tuscan villa, while the treasures of the Uffizi Galleries are hidden inside. A beautiful and important story about coming of age in wartime and the power of art to bring hope in times of darkness.

Tuscany, 1943. Twelve-year-old Stella is coming of age in a world at war. When her mother sends her to safety with distant relatives at a villa in Tuscany, she finds them tasked with a great responsibility: hiding over 300 priceless masterpieces from the Uffizi Galleries.

Inspired by the true story of the heroic efforts to safeguard Italy’s cultural treasures during World War II, THE KEEPER OF LOST ART is a sweeping and emotionally powerful tale of love, loss, and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity.

From the USA Today bestselling author of The Night Portrait and The Last Masterpiece comes a gorgeously crafted, immersive coming-of-age-in-wartime story.

The Keeper of Lost Art

Laura Morelli

ISBN: 9780063206014

HarperCollins | William Morrow

November 12, 2024

About the Online Program

Botticelli at War

An online program with art historian Laura Morelli

Go behind the scenes of the Tuscan hiding places for Botticelli’s Primavera and other masterpieces during World War II.

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About Laura Morelli

LAURA MORELLI holds a Ph.D. in art history from Yale University and is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling historical novelist. Laura has taught college students in the U.S. and in Italy. She has covered art and authentic travel for TED-Ed, National Geographic Traveler, Italy Magazine, CNN Radio, and other media. Laura is the author of the popular Authentic Arts guidebook series that includes MADE IN ITALY. Her historical novels, including THE NIGHT PORTRAIT and THE GONDOLA MAKER, bring the stories of art history to life.

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